Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (12): Glitch

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!


This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

 Glitch (Glitch #1) by Heather Anastasiu
 Release Date: August 7th 2012 by St. Martin's Press
 Format: Paperback




Goodreads Summary:
In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network. When Zoe starts to malfunction (or "glitch"), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers. As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse. In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.
 
 Reasons I want to read & own this book:
1. The cover. I love it. So gorgeous. Love the purple/pinkish tones and futuristic feel to it.
2. The idea of suppressing emotions to have a peaceful society, always lends itself to be an incredibly intriguing storyline. Totally reminds me of films like Equilibrium - fabulous dystopic film w/ Christian Bale, where the government in place tries to eradicate emotions so they take away art, film, love - anything that will produce emotional responses in people under the premise that emotions like jealousy & anger lead to destruction and war.
3. Computer chips? Feed from a Link Network? A Glitch in the system? Hells yea. Totally reminds me of the Matrix - I am IN.
4. Glitchers who have hidden abilities like staying hidden, telekinesis, change in appearance because of a not so perfect system that is supposed to be perfect... Very XMen-ish and Xmen rocks!
5. So basically this book is like the long lost love child of films like Equilibrium, The Matrix and Xmen and I cannot wait to read it because of that. It looks so good and I love those films to pieces!

What do you guys think? :)




45 comments:

  1. Great pick! I am really looking forward to Glitch! It sounds so good and I love the cover too! You are so right it does sound kind of xmen-ish which just makes me want to read this book even more.

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    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  2. Great pick! This book sounds good and I like the cover.
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  3. I'm waiting on this one as well! Awesome cover! And I also love the idea of getting rid of emotions but there being a glitch. Can't wait! Thanks for sharing and visiting My WOW!

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  4. I realllly want to find out what this book is all about. It sounds so intriguing. I hope I get the chance to read it soon. Great pick!

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  5. As I was reading, I was thinking Matrix...and then you wrote that. Haha, great minds. Sounds really good and the I agree, the cover is eye-catching. Thanks!

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    1. Haha. Great minds think alike. Indeed ;)

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  6. I can not wait for the release of Glitch! It sounds oh so good doesn't it :) I love the cover too! I'm now a new GFC follower and did you know that we are reading the same book as each other right now. I'm currently reading Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare too. Natasha @ Paranormal Goddess Book Blog

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    1. It really does look amazing.

      And thanks so much for following :)

      Oh really? that is awesome. *high five* for reading Clockwork Prince, too. ;)

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  7. I totally agree with you. This looks awesome and it's been on my list too - I can't wait to get my hands on it, hope we all enjoy it!

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  8. This one sounds so good! The cover is really pretty, and the plot sounds so intriguing. I absolutely can't wait to read this one. Great pick :)

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  9. Glitch was on one of my previous WoWs as well! I can't wait to read it--the cover and blurb sound amazing. :)

    My WoW

    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Equilibrium! Sorry, but the other day I tried to remember the name of the movie and now I finally know it again! :'D Great pick!!

    Patricia // My WOW

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    1. Glad to help, haha. I hate it when I can't remember something so I get where you are coming from :D

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  11. Great pick! This book sounds awesome. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Oh, this sounds cool, fun and slightly scary. I definitely am intrigued and will likely check it out. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Yeah, this sounds really good... Kinda like the extremer version of the Cassia + Ky series... I am so in, thanks for sharing!

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  14. I WANT this!!


    Feel free to check out my WOW
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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  15. Ohhhhh, Jen, how do you ALWAYS make me re-excited about a book just by posting a WOW post about it?? I only skimmed the synopsis before (because the cover and technology idea was enough to make me want to read it), but now I'm super intrigued about the suppressing emotions part! It sounds so cool!! And YAY for comparisons with The Matrix and X-Men -- loved both of those movies like crazy! :)

    Amazing pick for your WOW this week, Jennifer! :) <3

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    1. Awww, haha. Thanks so much, Mimi <3

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  16. I love the suppressing emotions part as well - sounds like a good start to a sci-fi series!

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    1. *high five* for that and totally agree :)

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  17. This sounds pretty interesting. It kind of reminds me of the Matrix, but Utopian style, haha. I think I'll add it to my TBR. Great pick!

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    1. I know, right? :D

      Glad you like it :)

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  18. Ooh, I haven't heard of this one yet! I love your list of reasons and agree :)

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    1. Thanks so much and I'm glad you liked it :)

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  19. This is a book I can't wait for! Sounds great and the cover is bloody gorgeous.

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/04/waiting-on-wednesday-9.html

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    1. I know, right? - love that cover, too.

      And I'm glad you like it :)

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  20. Great pick! I was almost going to pick Glitch for my WoW this week - I just fell in love with premise. Like you, I love the idea of suppressing emotions in a supposedly peaceful society and I'm excited to see where the author takes off with that. And with a gorgeous cover, to boot!

    Followed you, btw!

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    1. Yay. Thanks so much :)

      Ohhh. I know, right? I geek out for the suppressing emotions storyline in a dystopic setting because I just always like to see each author's take on it.

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  21. Very XMen-ish and Xmen rocks /// yes they do
    i can't wait 4 glitch

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    1. Yay. *high five* for also having awesome taste and liking Xmen :)

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  22. This book looks so good! I haven't planned out which new releases I'm buying this summer, but this one is a serious contender.

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    1. I know, right? Glad you liked it. And, same here. Also planning what books to buy this summer. Soo many amazing releases this year. It's gonna be tough, lol. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  23. I've seen his book around and it does look very promising.

    Thanks for stopping by,
    Livin' Life Through Books

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  24. Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!!!! Ive been eyeing this book since the first time I saw it. I cant wait for it!
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    1. Awesome :) and I'm with you. I can't wait for this book, too.

      Thanks for stopping by and the invite.

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    2. Sounds like a great choice, enjoy!

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  25. i'm super excited for this one too. great pick :)

    my WoW pick.

    -michelle

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  26. Everything about this book seems great, I can't wait to read this either! Great pick. :)

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  27. I cannot wait to read Glitch! It seems like such an amazing book. <3 And I love the cover :) Great pick ;)
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    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  28. OMG great pick!!!! I added it to my TBR list. I'm a new follower and just wanted to drop by and say hi :)

    Feel free to check out my blog & follow too!!

    -Riya :) (The Teen Book Guru)

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    1. Hey Rija :)

      Thanks so much for following. That's so awesome and I'm glad you liked this pick. Yay :)

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